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Hello, Popcorn! These Upcoming Web Series Are Worth Adding To Your ‘Binge-Watch’ List

Hello, Popcorn! These Upcoming Web Series Are Worth Adding To Your ‘Binge-Watch’ List

Web series in India have gained a lot of traction over the past couple of years. With the advent of digital platforms like Netflix and Hotstar, sometimes we can’t just resist the urge to binge-watch shows that are easily accessible on the click of a button.

Due to busy schedules, nobody likes to be dedicated by the TV schedule, and the minutes watching the advertisements could be spent watching our favourite shows. Moreover, the kind of content that television offers these days is so conventional and repetitive. So, it’s kind of natural when people turn to web series to get a respite from all the saas-bahu madness and bahu-turned-fly protagonists.

So, if you’ve exhausted all the items on your ‘to-watch’ list, we’ve curated a list for all you netflix-and-chill enthusiasts. Just get some popcorn, turn your binge-watch mode on and enjoy.

Baahubali: Before The Beginning

Airs On: Netflix

The show is based on Anand Neelakantan’s 2017 novel The Rise of Sivagami, and is a Netflix Original from India. A prequel to the blockbuster Baahubali (movie) franchise, the show will revolve around the protagonist, Sivagami, and it will bring to light her story – her rise to power, her troubled childhood and the mystery of Mahishmati. The series is being shot across multiple locations including Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad, Cherrapunji, Thailand, and Kerala. Good news for all the Baahubali fans – the show promises even more drama than the movies and is releasing on Netflix on 1 August 2019.

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Breathe Season 2

Airs On: Amazon Prime

The first season of the series’ instalment was a nail-biter in every sense. R Madhavan did a remarkable job as the protagonist and kept the viewers hooked to the screens. The first season revolved around the issue of organ donation along with showcasing the relationship between a father and son. As per reports, the second season will go on air this year and will also feature Abhishek Bachchan in the lead along with Saiyami Kher.

It Happened In Calcutta

Airs On: ALT Balaji

The Queen of the Indian television industry, Ekta Kapoor, has launched her own on-demand video platform called ALT Balaji and is producing several shows with unique concepts. The TV mogul recently announced her new web series that will be set in the 1960s and 70s, in Kolkata. The series, It Happened in Calcutta, revolves around a strong-minded young woman, Kusum, who comes to Calcutta Medical College to fulfil her dream. Ekta revealed that it took her more than 300 auditions to find the perfect face for the web series. The ace producer finally roped in Naghma Rizwan to play the titular role of Kusum. Karan Kundrra, who is currently hosting the fourth season of Love School, will be playing the lead role in the web series.

Sacred Games Season 2

Airs On: Netflix

The first season of Sacred Games was a game changer for Indian web series. When police officer Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan) receives an anonymous tip about the location of criminal overlord Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), he embarks on a chase around Mumbai in what becomes a dangerous cat-and-mouse game. The season ended on a cliffhanger about Pankaj Tripathy who played the character of Guruji and fans are psyched to know what happens next. As per teaser, there will be many new characters in the second season, including Kalki Koechlin and Ranvir Shorey. The second season will release on Netflix on 15 August 2019.

The Verdict – State Vs. Nanavati

Airs On: Alt Balaji

This web series is an adaption of the blockbuster movie starring Akshay Kumar and has a similar storyline. The web series follows the 1959 court case, where Commander Kawas Manekshaw Nanavati, a Naval Commander, was tried for the murder of Prem Ahuja, his wife’s lover. Starring Angad Bedi and Sumit Vyas, this web series would be produced by Shashant Shah. Going by the power-packed performances delivered by the cast in the trailer, the show sure seems promising.

Mirzapur Season 2

Airs On: Amazon Prime

Just like Sacred Games, Mirzapur’s first season was also a hot favourite among fans. This series also belongs to the crime thriller genre and features Pankaj Tripathy in a pivotal role. In the first season, Akhandanand Tripathi, mafia boss of Mirzapur, made millions exporting carpets. His son, Munna, an unworthy, power-hungry heir, stops at nothing to continue his father’s legacy. ‘Ab Bajega Pura Band’ is the tagline for Season 2 of Mirzapur, and has already created a buzz among the viewers of the show. Will Sharad Shukla and Guddu Pandit avenge their personal loss or will Kaleen Bhaiya triumph again? The nation wants to know!

Bard of Blood

Airs On: Netflix

This is a thriller web series based on the 2015 espionage novel written by Bilal Siddiqui. This new show would mark the debut of Emraan Hashmi in the web series world. Produced by Red Chilies Entertainment, the series also stars Sobhita Dhulipala of Made In Heaven fame.The plot already of the show looks intriguing – a double spy (working for both India and Pakistan) gets into trouble, when both sides come to know of his betrayal. Definitely can’t wait to watch this one on a Friday night!

We can’t wait to put our PJs on and utilise the hell out of all our subscriptions. What about you?

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